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Campaigning turns fierce
Shots fired at DAV,two injured
Chandigarh, August 3
In the run-up to the students’ council elections, campaigning in colleges and the Panjab University campus has started to turn violent. A shooting incident at the Sector 10 DAV College here this morning left two students injured.
Chandigarh police officials pacify students of DAV College, Sector 10, who thronged outside the emergency of GMSH, Sector 16, after a shooting incident and a stunned woman student looks on
Chandigarh police officials pacify students of DAV College, Sector 10, who thronged outside the emergency of GMSH, Sector 16, after a shooting incident ; and a stunned woman student looks on.—Tribune photos by Pradeep Tewari

Beant Case
Key witness Balwinder seeks protection
Notice to UT SSP

Chandigarh, August 3
A Division Bench, comprising Justice P. Sathasivam and Justice Rajive Bhalla, today issued notice to the UT administration and the SSP over a petition by Balwinder Singh, a prosecution witness in the Beant Singh assassination case.


EARLIER STORIES

Finally, UT’s own akademi awards
Chandigarh, August 3
Chandigarh, finally, will have its annual akademi awards, on the lines of national awards, presented by central culture akademis. Approving the initiation of awards at a high-level meeting today, the administration decided that each of the three akademis - Chandigarh Lalit Kala, Sangeet Natak and Sahitya - will present these in their respective fields. Applications will be jointly invited by the administration and the akademis.

Post-Violence
Protests on PU campus
Chandigarh, August 3
The violence on Panjab University campus triggered several protests today. With both PUSU’s Abhishek Puri and SOPU’s Harpreet Singh Multani having spent the night in the lock-up after the scuffle yesterday, the blame game began once again.

SOPU activists protest outside the VC’s office at Panjab University on Friday. —Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari
SOPU activists protest outside the VC’s office at Panjab University on Friday.

IT Park
Phase II tangled in red tape
Chandigarh, August 3
Bureaucratic hurdles have come in the way of registration of units in Phase II of Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park. Work on the park projects has been delayed by more than a year.The area under the special economic zone(SEZ) has not been formally notified by the Centre yet.

3 names for Lalit Sharma’s successor
Chandigarh, August 3
With the term of Lalit Sharma, adviser to the Administrator, coming to an end in September this year, the UT wing of the home ministry is learnt to have shortlisted three names for his successor. All three are Punjabis - Kiran Dhingra, Pradeep Mehra and Parvinder Kaur.


COMMUNITY

Drive to strengthen Public Records Act
Chandigarh, August 3 The Right to Information Act (RTI) may have gathered all the hype, but the Public Records Act of 1993 remains stronger and more potent than the RTI; more importantly, its implementation being critical to the success of the recently-enacted legislation.

Patwari everywhere, but on his seat
Mohali, August 3
Residents of Mullanpur Gareebdass are up in arms against the patwari of the village who they allege is never in his office. True enough, patwari Harvinder Singh Poli was not at the patwar khana when The Tribune team visited the place today.

Delegation meets Hooda
Panchkula, August 3
A delegation led by Chander Mohan, deputy CM, Haryana, along with the members of the Punjabi Sabha including president S.K. Nayar, secretary general Ravinder Rawal, met Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Hooda to press for their demand.

Flood control room officials not serious
Mohali, August 3
Even though the district administration is issuing strict orders regarding duties to be performed at the flood control room, the indifferent attitude of those in charge of the control room has come to light.

Woman dies of poisoning
Zirakpur, August 3
A 26-year-old married woman of Jhugian village died of alleged poisoning, here today.

An hour-long jam, courtesy SAD (A)
Activists oppose death to Hawara, Balwant
Chandigarh, August 3
Hundreds of commuters were stuck in a traffic jam for more than an hour on Madhya Marg during a procession taken out by the youth wing of the SAD (A) here today.

 

Policemen use their shields as a protection against rain at a rally by the Youth Shiromani Akali Dal (Mann) in Chandigarh on Friday. —Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan

Policemen use their shields as a protection against rain at a rally by the Youth Shiromani Akali Dal (Mann) in Chandigarh on Friday.

Hawara's lawyers meet home secy
Chandigarh, August 3
Defence lawyers of Jagtar Singh Hawara, who has been awarded death penalty in the Beant Singh assassination case, met the UT home secretary, Krishna Mohan, today and gave a representation that Hawara could not be shifted outside the Burail jail.

Safari that hit cop found abandoned
Chandigarh, August 3
The police today found the Tata Safari (Pb-32-G-0020) that injured constable Sarat Ram yesterday.

Official shifted out for annoying VIP
Chandigarh, August 3
Annoying a VIP visitor with a reference from an official from Raj Bhawan has proved dearer for an official of the registering and licensing authority (RLA).

Cops bar agitating students’ entry into college
Chandigarh, August 3
The authorities at Dhanwantri Ayurvedic College allegedly asked the police to restrict the entry of students on agitation in the college here today.

Ban on Mush book
Chandigarh August 3
The Chandigarh administration today banned the sale of the Hindi version of “In the Line of Fire” by Pakistan President Gen Parvez Musharaff. The book is said to contain "objectionable material regarding maps of India".

PU prof to attend global congress
Chandigarh, August 3
Dr Harnam Singh Shan, former professor and chairman, Guru Nanak chair and head of the departments of Punjabi and Sikh Studies, Panjab University, has been invited to participate in the 38th International Congress of Asian and North African Studies.

UT fails to weed open spaces
Chandigarh, August 3
The Chandigarh administration is doing nothing to check the growth of congress grass in and around the city. Apart from being a safe haven for anti-social elements and insects, the weed is causing allergy, skin rashes and asthma to residents.

Congress grass along the road makes it difficult for road users to see traffic coming from the opposite side. —Tribune photo by Vinay Malik

Congress grass along the road makes it difficult for road users to see traffic coming from the opposite side.

Cops shy away from FIRs
Chandigarh, August 3
The Supreme Court’s directions with regard to the registration of FIRs notwithstanding, the Chandigarh police continues to turn away complainants on one pretext or the other.

Army denies info on AWWA under RTI
Chandigarh, August 3
The Army has declined to part with any information pertaining to the Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA) under provisions of the Right to Information Act (RTI) on the grounds that AWWA is an NGO and not funded by the government.

Bar body: It’s fight for dignity
Chandigarh, August 3
Emphasising that there were no differences among bar members over the agitation by lawyers and its future course, the High Court Bar Association today said the Bar stood united.

Oustees may lose privileges
Chandigarh, August 3
The administration is in no mood to offer major sops to landowners whose land may be acquired in future, if the conditions being incorporated in the draft for oustees’ scheme are any indication.

Programme for SBI staff
Chandigarh, August 3
The State Bank of India launched Parivartan, a mass internal communication programme here yesterday.

IT conclave ends with focus on entrepreneurship
Chandigarh, August 3
The last day of e-revolution-2007 ended with the focus on entrepreneurship with the role of innovation and investing. The day's event was held with the initiative of Band of Angels, Indian Venture Capital Association, and TiE.

Plan to improve maternal, child health
Chandigarh, August 3
The administration is implementing an action plan for improving maternal and child health through a professional network of PGI, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, and Government Multispeciality Hospital , Sector 16, Chandigarh.

OCET-2007 for vacant seats on August 19
Chandigarh, August 3
OCET:The Panjab University would conduct the OCET-2007 for vacant seats on August 19. The prospectus, including application form for admission to LLB, MA (Journalism and Mass Communication), M.Tech (Microelectronics, Instrumentation.

P’kula Plots
Refunding of money begins
Panchkula, August 3
The refunding of earnest money of unsuccessful applicants of plots in Sector 31, Panchkula, has begun, informed estate officer S.K. Arora, here today.

Bomb scare
Panchkula, August 2
Panchkula cops went in a tizzy when somebody informed them that a bomb was lying near the Raghunath temple in Sector 15, this evening.

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CRIME

3 docs booked for negligence
Khanna, August 3
The Khanna police has booked three doctors associated with a private nursing home for causing death due to negligence while treating a patient.

4 held, poppy husk seized
Jagraon, August 3
Incharge of Narcotics Cell Ludhiana (Rural) today claimed to have recovered 51 bags of poppy husk from two trucks and arrested four persons in this connection. 



 
BUSINESS


 
EDUCATION

NCERT uses real, reel heroes to inspire
Chandigarh, August 3
The NCERT is taking a cue from real and reel life to make things easier and more realistic for the students to understand and accept.

NRI seats stopped, PU tells HC
Chandigarh, August 3
S.S. Bari, registrar, Panjab University, today informed a Division Bench comprising Justice A.K. Goel and Justice Ajai Lamba that the university had abolished the NRI-sponsored quota with immediate effect.

Physics camp at PU from Aug 7
Chandigarh, August 3
A unique learning camp for undergraduate students was inaugurated yesterday at the department of physics, Punjab University.

From Schools
Simran shines in maths quiz
Chandigarh, August 3
Simran Sidhu of Akanksha house bagged first place while Divya (Prerna House) got second place in the inter-house maths quiz conducted at The Banyan Tree School, Sector 48, here, today. Meanwhile, tiny tots of pre-primary section celebrated ‘Green Day’ today.

Students of Spring Valley School, Mohali, celebrate Teej on Friday.—A Tribune photograph

Students of Spring Valley School, Mohali, celebrate Teej on Friday.

Seminar on library management
Chandigarh, August 3
A two-day UGC sponsored national seminar on “Managing College Libraries in the Digital Environment: Opportunities and Challenges” began today at Dev Samaj College for Women, Sector 45, Chandigarh.

63 awarded diplomas
Chandigarh, August 3
The 42nd convocation of Indo-Swiss Training Centre (ISTC) of CSIO was held here today. Prof R. C. Sobti, vice-chancellor, Panjab University, Chandigarh, was the chief guest on the occasion.

Students of Indo-Swiss Training Centre in a jubilant mood after receiving their diploma certificates and medals at the 42nd annual convocation of the centre in Chandigarh on Friday. —Tribune photograph by Parvesh Chauhan

Students of Indo-Swiss Training Centre in a jubilant mood after receiving their diploma certificates and medals at the 42nd annual convocation of the centre in Chandigarh on Friday.


 
HEALTH

Fortis cautions against diarrhoea outbreak
Mohali, August 3
Despite the district administration’s claims that they had undertaken a massive drive to clean Madanpur village, filth continues to dot the entire colony. Yesterday, three more children from the colony were admitted to the Civil Hospital with diarrhoea. However, no fresh cases of diarrhoea were reported today at the hospital.

GMCH to have 2 more blocks
The GMCH has got the a
proval to construct two blocks. Under the plan, Blocks E and F will be added to the building.

Multimedia system to help cancer kendra
Chandigarh, August 3
The Chandigarh Industrial Association presented a multimedia projection system to the Sahayta Cancer Kendra, Sector 15, here yesterday.

The president of the Chandigarh Industrial Association, M.P.S. Chawla, presents a multimedia projection system to Renu Sehgal, president of Sahayta Charitable Welfare Society in Chandigarh on Thursday. Lady Governor Jean Rodrigues (extreme right) is also seen in the picture.—A Tribune photograph
The president of the Chandigarh Industrial Association, M.P.S. Chawla, presents a multimedia projection system to Renu Sehgal, president of Sahayta Charitable Welfare Society in Chandigarh on Thursday. Lady Governor Jean Rodrigues (extreme right) is also seen in the picture.


 
SPORTS

DPA Akademy pip AKSIPS
Chandigarh, August 3
Desh Prem Azad (DPA) Academy registered an exciting three-run victory over Ajit Karam Singh International Public School (AKSIPS) in the opening match of the Chandigarh Inter-Academy Cricket Tournament for under-11 being played at the St Stephen's School in Sector 45, here, today.

A match in progress during the u-11 Chandigarh Inter-Academy Cricket Tournament at St Stephen's School, Sector 45, in Chandigarh on Friday. —Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan
A match in progress during the u-11 Chandigarh Inter-Academy Cricket Tournament at St Stephen's School, Sector 45, in Chandigarh on Friday.

UT cricket tourney from Aug 19
Chandigarh, August 3
The UT Cricket Association (UTCA), Chandigarh, will organise the knock-out cricket tournament at Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 27, from August 19.

Rodrigues seeks BCCI affiliation
Chandigarh, August 3
Fresh efforts are being made to get Chandigarh cricketers their due recognition from the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

Aditya, Neha annex TT titles
Chandigarh, August 3
Aditya Pandey of Manav Mangal School- 21 and Neha of Jalandhar claimed the cadet boys’ singles and cadet girls’ singles titles, respectively, on the opening day of the Prof R.S. Mehta Memorial North Zone Invitational Table Tennis Tournament here today. The tournament is being organised at Sector 23 Table Tennis Hall.

Independence Cup
Stage set for semis
Chandigarh, August 3
The stage is set for the semi-final clash of the Independence Cup Golf Tournament with four pairs making it to the last-four stage.

Double wicket cricket tourney begins
Ambala, August 3
The Double Wicket Cricket Tournament began at Police DAV Public School, Ambala City, today.

Power-lifting c’ship for handicapped
Chandigarh, August 3
The Punjab Paralympics Power Lifting Association will organise a state-level power-lifting championship on August 20 at Moga.

Golf range for Mohali on anvil
Mohali, August 3
A golf range and academy has been planned for Mohali. The range, spread over 16 acres of land in Phase XI, here, will be the first facility for golf players in the district.

Tennis centre getting final touches
Chandigarh, August 3
Although it took six months to begin the work of putting a final coat of red clay at Sports Complex, Sector 42, the tennis coaching centre project is finally set to become a reality. With the work having begun, the centre is likely to get functional very soon. 


H
eaps of red clay lying outside the tennis court at Sports Complex, Sector 42, Chandigarh.—A Tribune photograph

Heaps of red clay lying outside the tennis court at Sports Complex, Sector 42, Chandigarh.


ADMINISTRATION

UT seeks list to fill posts
Chandigarh, August 3
The Chandigarh administration has sought a panel of IAS officers against the post of finance secretary and commissioner, MC, from the Punjab government.



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